NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!

The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at (and and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.

National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Rocky Mountain National Park was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!


Call to Action Projects 

  • Progress and Promise - Nitrogen Deposition Reduction in Rocky Mountain National Park

    Photo showing the dramatic view of the Never Summer Mountains from Gore Ranger Overlook in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park is about 15 times greater than the natural background deposition rate. High elevation ecosystems in the park are especially susceptible to excess nitrogen due to their adaptation to low nitrogen conditions. A collaborative plan is showing progress and promise in addressing excess nitrogen deposition which will lessen ecological impacts, regional haze, and ground-level ozone. Read more

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
General park questions: (970) 586-1206. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970)586-1222.

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